A Sri Lankan tea company is next week launching what is called the country’s first ‘Ceylon Oolong tea tablet’ which comes in the form of a tea pod.
Officials at Chamwin Natural Foods Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd based in Ratnapura said there are two forms on tea currently – loose tea and packeted (bag) tea.
The newest format is the tea pod which would be wrapped like a toffee-wrapped format, and easily dissolves in a tea cup or glass. One pod is sufficient for a cup of plain tea while 2-3 pods may be required for a cup of tea with milk/sugar, they said.
Plantation Industries Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has been invited for Tuesday’s launch in Colombo.
Oolong is described by experts as a traditional Chinese tea - somewhere between green and black in oxidation. It tastes similar to green tea and normally processed in two different ways; long curly leaves or ball-like form.